Skip to comments.Fox News anchor on Newt Gingrich: ‘Now I’m sure’ he’s delusional
Posted on 05/02/2012 6:40:49 PM PDT by VinL
Fox News anchor Shep Smith, with the help of GOP veteran Ed Rollins, gave a brutal review of Newt Gingrichs exit from the Republican presidential race sure to exacerbate the feud between Gingrich and the conservative cable news network.
Says Rollins: He epitomhttpized the sore loser. This is a tough game, but he epitomized the sore loser.
Said Smith, harkening back to the beginning of Gingrichs campaign: I thought then he was delusional, and now Im sure.
See for yourself, via the Daily Caller:
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Vote for evil and see what you get.
Sorry, no sale. Rooting for Obama and fighting evil are oxymoronic. Or moronic. Or both.
But, I don’t think you’re stupid; you just think I’m really stupid, too stupid to spot an inept troll.
I looked back through his posts for several day’s past and saw no “rooting for 0bama.” Care to show me one that does? You haven’t busted anything but a few of your brain cells coming up with a lame retort.
I’ve read your posting history. If you’re not rooting for Obama to win, you have an odd way of posting.
Do you not believe Obama’s victory over the GOP will be the best outcome of this election, defeating the GOP nominee as you put it “at all costs”, a good thing, and - to boot - God’s will?
Now you’re busted. I’m a Buddhist so I know I’ve never said anything about “God’s will.” I share the same view as FR’s owner. Romney is lying liberal scum and I won’t vote for an evil SOB like him.
Your posts are full of sanctimonious ‘trust God.’ What buddhist sect uses that phrase?
And you dodged the question.
It’s impossible to try to reason with the Rom fans on this site, TF.
What you are doing is right but you will NEVER convince them.
I’ve given up trying. It’s like talking to a two year old.
The answer to that stupid question is "I never said that." I've answered your question now.
Oh my goodness TigersEye. I was in a middle of a one-on-one with Tau Food and mistook your reply to me as his/hers for the last quarter hour and continued on as though you were him/her.
Mea culpa. My apologies.
OK, now you can answer my question in #54.
I was thinking the same thing.
Perhaps when Tau Food returns (apologies again to TigersEye), there will be an opportunity to explore this in this case.
I’m sorry to be so late in my response, but I had to eat.
If Romney is nominated,I believe he will come up short. I will be voting, but I will not vote for Obama or Romney. it sounds as if you will be unhappy if Obama wins. I do appreciate that. In return, please try to appreciate that I will be unhappy if either Obama or Romney wins. And, I will not be made happier by voting for either of them.
My answer is in my reply to your question, thinking it was Tau Food, second paragraph.
Which will make you least unhappy/most happy: Obama wins or Romney wins?
You're still full of crap. I went back through a full page of his posts, to March 12th, and apart from repeatedly saying he trusts in God he never said an 0bama victory would be the best outcome and never used the phrase "at all costs."
After my faux pax I deserve a few free shots from you. But: Check again.
"President Romney would be far worse than Obama."
"Romney must be defeated at all costs."
Sheez, now I’m making faux pas about faux pax...
Sorry, it’s late for me.
Perhaps the root of our disagreement involves a belief on your part that you are more sensitive than me concerning subtle gradations of evil.
Or, perhaps you just like Romney.
I have refrained from telling you how to vote and I don’t recall asking for your advice as to how I should vote or whether I should vote at all in this election. I will tell you that if you are trying to drum up votes for Romney, you could more profitably use your time trying to persuade someone else.
I’m not a Romney Republican.
If you wish to know the root of our disagreement, watch Andrew Breitbart’s speech again.
Hint: The gradation of evil is far from subtle.
I think God expects us to have at least this much discernment.
Thank you for your supportive post. Yes, it can be frustrating, but I do try to remain respectful.
President Romney would be far worse than Obama. At least, the RINOs wont support Obamas programs. The RINOs will support Obama-like programs pushed by a President Romney.
I agree with it completely. The logic is obvious. Pushing liberal policies and nominees from a Republican presidency will make it easier to get them passed.
Well, I’m pleased to see that we share the goal of conforming our actions to God’s will, even if we might disagree about what that requires.
I feel the need to sleep now. Vaya con Dios, mi amigo.
I’m not so interested in happiness or unhappiness, be it caused by Obama or Romney. The greater point I was making is that another Obama term won’t bring us a conservative charging in to rescue us. It’s the same old story conservatives have been telling each other since the days of pappy Bush. When McCain ran the only reason I voted for him was Sarah. I was fully prepared to sit out the election, thinking a fraud like Obama couldn’t possibly serve more than one term, but here we are, all the same reasoning all over again. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed your dinner.
No problem, I have no ground to stand on reading errors tonight. However...
I have to say your and Tau Food logic fails.
“RINOs wont support Obamas programs”
For many of the biggies, Obamacare for example, it doesn’t matter anymore, it passed by Dems and was signed by Obama. Til law unless repealed or deemed unconsitutional. It keeps on rolling unless congress stops it.
That’s where we are. I don’t think it logical that Obamacare legislation is in greater danger if the Obama regime remains in power. He’s not gonna sign its repeal.
Romney is campaigning on repeal, congressional candidates across the country are making repeal a key issue in their election. Congress writes and passes legislation, the president signs or vetos (or pocket vetoes). If we have majorities in both houses, I will bet dimes to donuts that repeal of Obamacare comes out as legislation.
We both agree on the need for strong conservatives in congress. Obama’s veto pen can thwart that (just as the dem Senate thwarted the GOP house.)
It is extremely illogical to think keeping the Obama regime in power will result in less liberal legislation - that already passed and that yet passed.
Well I guess so but I never proffered that premise and I don't think the other poster did either.
I’m sorry, then I misunderstood again.
I thought “President Romney would be far worse than Obama” and what followed was saying just this. “keeping the Obama regime in power will result in less liberal legislation”
That’s true but that is entirely different than what you said in post #78.
Sheep chit shepard is a revolting individual.
WTF is that supposed to mean?
If “ President Romney would be far worse than Obama and what followed was saying just this. keeping the Obama regime in power will result in less liberal legislation is true, my post 78 was my argument of how it is not true, which I thought you agreed with just prior to this.
I’m confused now. Maybe we can straighten it out tomorrow.
I appreciate your discussion, and forgiveness for my earlier errors.
There are people here who are facing the sad reality that the next Presidential Election will come down to Obama versus Romney, but none of them would or should be considered a “Rom Fan” just because they understand the only chance we have to get rid of Obama is supporting the Republican Nominee.
I am positive that Romney did not receive one Vote from a FReeper in the Primary Election, just as I am sure that not one FReeper has given the Romney Campaign a penny in support. I would assume a true “Rom Fan” would have Voted for him in the Primary, so applying that description to a fellow FReeper is just silly.
If you disagree with the difficult decision most people here will make inside the Voting Booth in November so be it, just cut out the childish “Romney Fan”, “Romneybot” or “Romneywhatever” labeling simply because they disagree with handing the 2012 Election to our Marxist Wannabe Dear Leader.
Nobody asked for the outcome that put Romney in the front runner position, but we all have to face the reality of it. As for me, the idea that some think that letting Obama waltz back into the White House will somehow fuel a Conservative resurgence in 2016 is ridiculous. You and others feel otherwise, but I don't label you “Bam Fans” because of it. Funny how I don't see too many "we agree to disagree" comments on these Romney threads. Very interesting indeed.
Thanks for the spot of sanity!
“Whatever, anyone with eyes can see that Newts goal was to block Santorum. The powers that be control the game and unfortunately those powers dont give a rats ass about the USA.”
Why, exactly, would we have preferred Santorum over Newt? Santorum was running ads calling other candidates (Cain) “pro-baby murder” and “pro-tax increase.” As far as I can tell, he was just as deceptive and opportunistic as Mitt Romney with just that one example. And I can give more.
In my opinion, Newt Gingrich is a flawed (who of us isn’t) but GREAT man. How anyone can put this man down deserves my contempt. How vain these reports are. What have they contributed to society?
the tea leaves tell me something dramatic will happen before October 2012-—I feel Obama will be replaced. Its just a feeling but the signs are there. The secret service scandal is a clew. the coming War in Middle East is another. Lets ignore Mittens for the moment—and focus on getting Tea Party people in Congress and the Senate! Lets get them into the state assemblies and Governor’s Mansions, Get them in the county Government and cities! Lets get every school board and dog catcher— a Tea Party Patriot. This is how to build a movement—not from the top down but from the bottom up!
What ever happend to We report - You decide? Shep pulled the same crap after Santorum dropped out - bashing Newt, instead of reporting the news.
You say that “Romney is campaigning on repeal,” but Romney vows to “repair and replace” Obamacare with a program that I guess we could call Romneycare, which (based upon Romney’s track record) might even be more intrusive than what will be left of Obamacare when the Supreme Court gets done with it. A President Obama will be hamstrung by a GOP House of Representatives, whereas a President Romney can expect to enjoy the support of many RINO’s and nearly all Democrats for a Romneycare proposal.
And that, my friend, is why I believe a President Romney could be much more dangerous than another four years of gridlock with Obama. I prefer gridlock to what Romney might see as “progress.”
Now, if Romney could at least publicly commit to “replace” Obamacare with a total federal withdrawal from the healthcare industry (and if I could believe his commitment was sincere), then I could look more favorably on his healthcare agenda. Unfortunately, Romney has “big plans” for healthcare and I don’t want any part of that, thank you.
What you fail to mention, KC, is how many of you have literally bombarded those of us who are making our OWN informed choice not to vote for Romney...with aggressive messages aimed at trying to make us feel guilt, shame and everything in between.
Here are a few of the repetitive and annoying critiques:
“If Obama wins, it’ll be all your fault”.
“Romney is better because he has business experience”
“I would crawl over broken glass to vote for Romney” and the winner:
“Obama thanks you”.
It is not us who initiated these endless and repetitive responses. And yes, there are plenty of Romney backers here on this site. But I will no longer call them Romney fans as you request but will rather use the term “Romney supporters”.
This is a concerted effort to exercise control, pure and simple.
One thing I have learned is that we have NO control over anyone or anything except ourselves.
Apparently the RNC didn’t get that message.
and I don’t appreciate hearing self righteous pronouncements from some Freepers who have little concept of what it means to vote their informed conscience.
It is all fear based which is not how I want to go forward.
I wish I had just said that my vote is private and not shared my intentions. But I also refuse to allow others to assume that they know why I have made this choice, how it will affect the nation and generations to come and defend myself.
There is an obsession with talking about the presidency on this site, which is only one of the branches of government.
We still have a system of checks and balances in this country. There are many other ways to help the causes of freedom in this election cycle. Voting for conservatives on a down ticket, working for their campaigns, contributing to conservative causes is what I plan to do.
And I hope others will too because this is where our future and our children’s future is going to be determined.
“As for me, the idea that some think that letting Obama waltz back into the White House will somehow fuel a Conservative resurgence in 2016 is ridiculous.”
Oh that’s another one. “letting Obama waltz into the White House”. Who in the world thinks that he is going to be able to do that?
As for 2016, we have to begin fighting for freedom somewhere! Let’s start now.
No more Rinos! ..won’t ever vote for another one in my lifetime and saying and knowing that feels really good.
For those who are interested in being on the Rino train, there is a new series on Fox called “Running with Romney” Now that IS ridiculous.
If Team Obama is convinced Mitt will be the nominee, they might jump the gun before the convention and start firing the anti-Bain artillery I'm sure they've collected; after all, they have what Kennedy used in 1994, and I'm sure there's lots more material to be added since then! And Ron Paul's people seem to be doing their best to stir things up with delegates . . .
The anti-Mormon stuff is only starting to leach out -- and the polygamy thing sort of backfired, given Obama's parentage. ;-) I'm sure they'll keep trying, though.
We just need enough of this stuff before the convention. Are the May primaries still being held?
Here is my fear if the “Hate Romney” express moves down the tracks. People will just not show up to Vote and every down Ticket Republican will be hung out to dry.
If that happens, we end up with Pharaoh Obama, Pelosi, Reid and a Nothing to Lose Progressive Agenda fueled by the pure hatred of everything we as Conservatives hold dear. In other words, it's all over but the crying.
Personally, I think by the time November rolls around and the Obama Campaign has spent a Billion Dollars attacking every belief system held by Conservatives and / or Republicans, minds will change when it comes time to pull the lever.
Until then all this back and forth pontificating won't amount to a hill of beans. You do what you feel best when Election Day rolls around, as will I.
I thank you for the timely response to my Post.
I referenced regretting making a statement about my voting intentions on this site and elsewhere but I don’t agree that the “Hate Romney” express will have much effect on the outcome of the election.
We are in the minority unlike so many who are happily(or unhappily) drinking the RNC koolaid.
And I’ve decided to stop defending my position. I am actually seeing some Rino family members and friends almost foam at the mouth and call me names! One woman said she is going to say a rosary for me every day that I may “come around”. LOL. I can take it but it really serves no purpose and is negative. I’m not trying to convince anyone of the error of their ways or the reasons for mine.
I know some mods and others have referenced the fact that we are going to rebel. I don’t really understand that plan.
I think you are correct that a brutal attack from the left in the coming months may change minds. It might seem puzzling to you and others but I despise Obama just like the rest of you.
Right now am looking at the Constitution party candidate to see what he stands for.
Thank you for your civil response.,,,oh but that more Freepers would follow suit and allow for an honest and non judgmental exchange of opinions. :-)
Santorum was running ads calling other candidates (Cain) pro-baby murder
I think you meant murderer but either way, this is an outright blasphemous lie and you know it, RC.
I know the Santorums, doubt that you do, and Rick shows more class and integrity in one day of his life than you have undoubtedly exhibited in your entire miserable existence.
Great post MM.
“Santorum was running ads calling other candidates (Cain) pro-baby murder
I think you meant murderer but either way, this is an outright blasphemous lie and you know it, RC.
I know the Santorums, doubt that you do, and Rick shows more class and integrity in one day of his life than you have undoubtedly exhibited in your entire miserable existence.”
Secondly, it can’t be a “blasphemous” lies when Santorum isn’t God. I don’t really care about your personal feelings on this. They are irrational, especially when you insult a random person out of nowhere just for saying the truth. But here’s the link to the Santorum ad where it calls Herman Cain “Pro-Baby Murder” and “Pro-Tax Increase.” It’s been unlisted recently, but it’s still on Santorum’s youtube channel. If this isn’t an example of deception and opportunism, I don’t know what is: